May 21st, 2014 at 9:31 AM ^

Understood...but this is DIFFERENT.... this is a once in a half decade talent, coming to us at our lowest point in 40 years...  so, it is quite a big deal....   there is a good chance that its this player who brings us back.... sounds like a huge burden, but it is what it is.


May 20th, 2014 at 7:28 PM ^

Guys in the secondary better be getting ready because this kids not going to take any prisoners! He wants time and does care who the hells in his way! He will push guys which will make the secondary better overall.


May 20th, 2014 at 7:58 PM ^

Our 5-stars/heavily anticipated 4-stars of the last decade:

2005: Kevin Grady (bust), Steve Schilling (decent starter, late round pick, not dominant) 

2006: Brandon Graham (stud)

2007: Ryan Mallett (pretty bad freshman season, attitude issues, transferred), Donovan Warren (pretty good starter, never elite, surprising lack of pro career)

2008: Sam McGuffie (bust)

2009: Tate Forcier (one promising season, another pretty good one as a backup, big off-field issues, flameout), William Campbell (disappointing, never great, fortunate to be drafted at a different position), Justin Turner (epic bust)

2012: Kyle Kalis (jury out; yet to impress), Ondre Pipkins (jury out; yet to impress, hurt)

2013: Derrick Green (fairly disappointing freshman season; jury still out considering OL problems), Shane Morris (data almost nonexistent given youth and position he plays, didn't impress in his one start which was forgiveable all things considered)


While none of that means one thing or the other for Peppers, but some of you are putting an awful lot into this kid given the recent success rate with these "OMG he's coming!" recruits.


May 20th, 2014 at 8:01 PM ^

You're usually so optimistic.


I don't think most people are expecting him to save the team on his own. He's a good player who given time should be a good player. You mentioned bad attitude several times. I don't see that being an issue with him and is one thing that I think this coaching staff tries to weed out.


May 20th, 2014 at 8:15 PM ^

I presented facts. At what point do you stop calling me pessimistic and call the opposite of me not optimistic, but delusional?

And yes, I think there is an undercurrent of Jabrill will save the world, even if most individuals don't outright say it.



May 20th, 2014 at 9:24 PM ^

Nothing is a sure thing in anything. It doesn't take a slanted view of Michigan football recruiting where you purposefully omit a number of highly successful recruits and lie about others others like Steve Shilling and Ryan Mallett to see that. Ryan Mallett was one of the best qbs in Arkansas history. Nobody can take you seriously if you think he was a bust.

Blue Carcajou

May 20th, 2014 at 8:12 PM ^

If Peppers turns out to be a bust or even marginally disappointing I wouldn't know what to think...

... If I ever logged onto this site to see a post titled, "Peppers to transfer" or "Goodbye: Jabrill Peppers" I'd fucking lose it.

But that will never happen.

Ultimately, the kid will succeed. Why? At this point, he doesn't know how to fail; he's programmed himself not to. Finally, after all this trepidation and turmoil, we will not only have the football player Michigan deserves BUT ALSO the one we need right now.

Good night, and Go Blue.

*drops mic*


May 20th, 2014 at 9:44 PM ^

Walmarting? Are you a troll? Only Spartan fans use that term and I've never seen you post anything good about Michigan basketball. Also, don't you love Rich Rodriguez? Wouldn't Ryan Mallett, Justin Turner, Sam McGuffie, Tate Forcier etc. be failures of the RR coaching regime?